Category Archives: Awards, Contests, and Programs

Global Perspectives Photo Contest

The Global Perspectives Photo Contest is organized by the Office of the Provost, and runs through October. It is a great opportunity to connect all our schools and programs together.  This is a great opportunity for any students who are conducting research, studying, or working abroad in 2019. See the flyer above for more details, and click here for photo submission tips!

D19s’ Gabby Lieberman and Anne Marie Vu receive Presidential Award!

Congrats to Gabby Lieberman (D19) and Anne Marie Vu (D19) for being awarded the Presidential Award for Civic Life. This prestigious awards recognize students from across the University for outstanding achievement in community service and civic leadership during their time at Tufts. Pictured below are Nancy Marks, Prof. Irina Dragan, Gabby, Taylor, Anne Marie and Anne Marie’s mother.

Sameer Atrash, D21, Named a Finalist in Gordon Institute’s 100K New Ventures Competition

On March 11, Sameer Atrash, D21, was named a finalist in the Gordon Institute’s 100K New Ventures Competition – Medical Devices & Life Science Track for his work, Project Prenatal. “Project Prenatal saves lives through creating access to dental care” via “an innovative technology that automates the referral of patients from medical to dental providers,” Atrash said. “Project Prenatal aims to increase utilization of dental care by 14 million in the next five years through automation and convenience.” Congratulations Sameer, and best of luck in the final competition on April 5th!

Bates Day 2019 Winners

On March 6th, TUSDM held the annual Bates-Andrews Research Day in celebration of George A. Bates and alumnus who taught both Tufts Medical and Dental students. This year’s Bates Day included many great posters with students presenting their research projects and other commercial exhibitor displays. Check out the winners below!

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Enter your video into THE 4th ANNUAL MEMMYS!

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine is pleased to announce THE 4th ANNUAL MEMMYS!

This national music video contest seeks student-produced videos from students in the health professions with the top entries receiving a monetary award for their school’s health sciences library – 1st place: $1,500, 2nd place: $1,000, 3rd place: $500.

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Immortalize your time at TUSDM by participating in Fresh Art: Art in the Operatories

A Call to All students, faculty, staff and TUSDM contractors who take great photos! Help Transform TUSDM into a more beautiful and welcoming environment!

Immortalize your time at TUSDM by participating in Fresh Art: Art in the Operatories

As a step toward making creativity and art part of TUSDM’s culture of care, this Call for Photographs seeks to highlight the hidden talents of those who work and study Tufts while beautifying the operatories. Fresh Art will feature up to 200 selected photographs. Great photographs on the walls of the operatories will offer a positive distraction for patients, allowing them to focus on something other than plain walls.

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Congrats to Soroush Samimi (D19): First place in Tufts Global Perspectives Photo Contest!

The winners for the 2nd Annual Global Perspectives photo contest have been announced! All Tufts students were invited to submit photos taken while studying, working, interning, or conducting research abroad or, in the case of the last theme should represent global perspectives on Tufts’ campuses in Boston, Grafton, or Medford during the last year (i.e. during one or more of the following terms:  Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring, 2018 and Summer, 2018)

Photographs were judged based on their aesthetic value and on how well they respond to the category. Soroush placed first in the “One Health” Category.  

1st Place: Soroush Samimi, School of Dental Medicine, Service Learning / Volunteer, Graduate (Saint Anne, Jamaica) 


Early education and prevention is key. Each year we travel down to Jamaica with the initiative to improve oral care in remote communities. Familiarizing the children with oral hygiene techniques helps reduce their dental anxiety and reduces their risk of developing caries. We have been fortunate to come in touch with such beautiful souls and observe the improvement in oral care as well as their well-being throughout the years.

2019 NHSC S2S Loan Repayment Program – Application cycle open

2019 National Health Service Corps Students to Service (S2S) Loan Repayment Program – Application cycle open

HRSA just announced the opening of the National Health Service Corps Students to Service (S2S) Loan Repayment Program. The application cycle closes on December 20 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The NHSC S2S LRP provides up to $120,000 in tax-free loan repayment to medical and dental students in their final year of school in exchange for a three-year service commitment in a high-need (HPSA 14 or above) rural, tribal, or urban community.

  • Students applying to the program must be U.S. citizens or nationals and enrolled or accepted in an eligible medical (MD or DO) or dental (DDS or DMD) degree program at a U.S. accredited school.
  • Program award installments are paid to students annually in a lump sum which, when applied to qualified health professional student loans, can significantly lower the overall debt for some scholars by reducing accrued loan interest amounts.
  • NHSC S2S LRP award recipients are eligible to continue service through the NHSC Loan Repayment Program, and could potentially pay off all of their educational debt with continued service at an approved NHSC site.

We invite you to encourage potential applicants to visit the NHSC website to learn more.

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